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by Anachronism
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 3163

Re: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I live for the day when contestants will do a stand-and-stare at an Oscars or Broadway category the way they did with Talkin' Football. That's a real worry as entertainment is increasingly fragmented in the age of Youtube, Switch and Tinder. What are the touchstones of pop culture these days? You r...
by Anachronism
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 3163

Re: Thursday, February 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats on a great run, Rob.

Yeah, ten clues unseen with some pretty good players involved. Ridiculous. Jeopardy this season is very different from past seasons. The format just doesn't work with the additional commercial time this season. Short-term financial gain over long-term harm.
by Anachronism
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Term for getting all clues in a horizontal row?
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Term for getting all clues in a horizontal row?

Or, for us Harry Potter nerds, a "horacrux." Get all five on one board and you're ready for he who will do the naming (Johnny Gilbert) at the start of the next show.
by Anachronism
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 6192

Re: Friday, February 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even knowing Kensington Gardens and the meaning of perambulator, I couldn't come up with anything. For 30 seconds, tried to force that info into something related to Oliver Twist. Lots of unseen clues. So many ads these days. They're even running ads in the middle of clues now - big sponsorship bloc...
by Anachronism
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 4992

Re: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had to laugh at the champ's answer of Menomonie Wisconsin because it's a small college town that they will never ever ask about on Jeopardy. Plus it's nowhere near the 414 area code. As it's been pointed out, there is a Menomonee (Falls) - which is near Milwaukee. Who knew why Meonomonee (or Meno...
by Anachronism
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 6643

Re: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Mary Richards' apartment? The Mary Tyler Moore house in Minneapolis was sold recently. I don't remember what the closing price was but the asking price was 2 million. According to Zillow, it was listed at $2.9 million in 2012, went through several price changes, dropping to $1.7 million in 2016. It...
by Anachronism
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 6643

Re: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nasdaq for $1,200 felt like another coinflip on Sam's Club vs. Costco, with absolutely nothing to narrow it If you did the TD just ended or even read its reveal you know that Walmart has the ticket symbol WMT which means it's listed on the New York Stock Exchange. All NASDAQ ticker symbols have fou...
by Anachronism
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 4088

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Based on reading this item, definitely would have gotten FJ. We got WDIVed again today. Can't wait for the Olympics to end so we don't get these pre-emptions that aren't even on the schedule. Sports for people who don't like sports. I don't understand why Sony can't get another local station to run...
by Anachronism
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 4088

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Based on reading this item, definitely would have gotten FJ. We got WDIVed again today. Can't wait for the Olympics to end so we don't get these pre-emptions that aren't even on the schedule. Sports for people who don't like sports. I don't understand why Sony can't get another local station to run ...
by Anachronism
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 6074

Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'll count FJ as an instaget off of reading this item, but (again) a massive two-handed gesture toward the worst affiliate in the country, WDIV in Detroit, for pre-empting Jeopardy (still on the schedule) so they could have sportsbunny Bernie do some Olympic promo thing. Sony should consider other o...
by Anachronism
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 4810

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even at a decent pace and without a paid promo category, they didn't come close to clearing either board. I'm really frustrated with the extra commercial this season. Another reluctant Republic here. Spent most of the clock trying to think if I knew "the one with the cave," but obviously that wouldn...
by Anachronism
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 5728

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

I'm just glad we can finally put that awful "defense wins championships" trope permanently to bed now. The adage that an NFL team can't win without a top-tier quarterback also took a beating. Hoss, Brad Johnson and Dilfer took care of that years ago. Tell that to the Lions' front office, which agre...
by Anachronism
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 5728

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:29 pm


As well as the claims that officials rig every championship for the Patriots.
I think that fantasy was deflated a long time ago.
by Anachronism
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 5728

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

The NFL changes so quickly. Remember the Wildcat? Introduced in 2008, everywhere by 2010, and now you almost never see it. Remrmber it? I just saw it. 8-) Yes... it's too bad they ran it wrong, because it was a lot of fun. But thankfully for Philly fans, the refs missed the illegal formation call a...
by Anachronism
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 5728

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

(takes a breath) Yes I would really have liked to play this category. Since were geeking out, is the option play still more common in college games than pro? My thought is that pro quarterbacks are far too expensive these days to put them at risk on simple running plays. So those are college (and h...
by Anachronism
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 6160

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Almost sad to see the football category, because it was 5 rather simple LTs (being old, I remember the Vikings of the '70s) and that's got to stick in their minds if they ever want to run another one. Not getting the hate over amuse bouche - it's just french vocabulary. I saw jazz and went to Fitzge...
by Anachronism
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 8840

Re: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I decided to hope on the mythology part and it's been too long since I've read Joyce, so my guess was Holly Golightly. There are some basic mythological characters that come up again and again, though, so I don't feel great about missing this one. Ulysses might be the most analyzed novel ever writte...
by Anachronism
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 6412

Re: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the answer. Nice one. Went to Holmes immediately, for many reasons. But for some reason I couldn't remember he had a brother, so I ran out of time. Watched it somewhere else (thanks, whoever does this). WDIV in Detroit...
by Anachronism
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 11097

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm fine with ringworm, though I wouldn't have complained about a BMS there - especially since the couch potato part of the clue led to the specific answer as well. Once they negged it, though, it wouldn't have been fair not to reverse. Worked through FJ because I wanted to go to Godfather right awa...
by Anachronism
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 5413

Re: Monday, December 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Started with Alice, but something about the prose made me think it was older, so I traveled to Swift. Oops. Odd wagering. I always think I'd regret it most if I got FJ right and then didn't bet enough. But I'd probably regret what Donna did as well - overbetting what's minimally necessary to guarant...